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JERSEY CITY, N.J. – Convenience store retailers that go the extra mile to improve the lives of people in their local markets are still invited to enter the Convenience Store News 2014 Spirit Awards for Community Outreach. Entries will be accepted until Sept. 15.
One Grand Award and three awards based on c-store chain size -– one to 99 stores, 100 to 499 stores, and 500-plus stores -– will be presented.
Winners will be selected based on the scope of giving, personal involvement of company management and associates, innovation and creativity of programs, and more.
Submissions must include detailed descriptions of the community service programs that took place during 2013-2014, along with a handling fee of $125. Click here to view the contest rules and submit an entry.
Last year's Grand Spirit Award winner was VERC Enterprises. The category winners were St. Roman Oil Co. (one to 99 stores), Alon Brands Inc. (100 to 499 stores) and CST Brands Inc./Corner Store (500-plus stores).